The Magic Building

      Shaanzae Shahid
The Magic Building

This story is about love and affection and how fascinating and boring the world can appear at the same time as we grow. It tells of a Magic Building and how Grandpa made it the center of amusement for all kids. It is an essay about how changes in our environment are inevitable and treasures love for our elders.This is the story of two 12-year-old boys who were best friends growing up on the mean streets of the Kensington section of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and the conflicts that they faced. It also tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. On a September day in 1923, Babe Ruth was whisked away from the Yankees game to play charity baseball to raise money to pay off the debt for their field. That day would forever change the lives of these two friends.Coming of age in the era of prohibition two young boys find themselves facing the many challenges and dangers of the inner-city. Their love of baseball is their guiding light and source of hope. The improbable events that unfolded during Babe Ruth’s appearance at Boger Field have been lost in baseball history. From the moment Babe put on the Ascension of Our Lord Parish uniform and took the field against the Lit Brother’s team baseball folklore was made.

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    Refraction of Beauty

      Shaanzae Shahid
Refraction of Beauty

Carolina G. Phoenix and her four sisters are faced with unspeakable challenges. Having witnessed the murder of her parents’ and discovering the empty grave of her beloved sister, she discovers that her Aunts are far worse than what meets the eye…Carolina must use her wits to understand her family’s past before she and her sisters get consumed in the evil forever.Carolina G. Phoenix and her four sisters are faced with unspeakable challenges. Having witnessed the murder of her parents’ and discovering the empty grave of her beloved sister, she discovers that her Aunts are far worse than what meets the eye…Carolina must use her wits to understand her family’s past before she and her sisters get consumed in the evil forever. She journeys forward to the infamous Holstridge Manor where the horror unfolds.

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